16 May 2009

Carrot cake to finish graduate school

Oven preheated at 350 F. Butter 2 (9 inch) round cake pans.

In a medium bowl: mix the dry stuff:
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar (yeah, right)
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking soda
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • pinch of nutmeg
  • 1 teaspoon salt

In a large bowl: whisk the wet stuff:
  • Beat the 4 eggs lightly, then whisk in the canola oil (1 and 1/3 cups).

Add the dry ingredients (of the medium bowl) into the large bowl. Stir. Stir in the carrots (3 cups shredded) + 1 cup chopped pecans. (optional: ½ cup raisins).

Divide the batter into the two pans evenly, bake for 30-35 minutes.

Then there's something in the recipe about frosting, which I don't believe in at all. What I did was bring one of the cakes to friends at school who were in a studying frenzy, while i kept one at home. You may want to experiment in the stacking of the two cakes, i hear cream cheese is good, but who knows, maybe marmite or peanut butter could make your cake more braincell-friendly.

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